Monday, June 4, 2018
Governor Elevates Feuer to Court of Appeal
If Confirmed, She Will Fill a Post Vacant for More Than Three Years; Appointment Also Made to Sixth District Court of Appeal
By a MetNews Staff Writer
GAIL RUDERMAN FEUER
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gail Ruderman Feuer was elevated Friday to a long-vacant post on Div. Seven of this district’s Court of Appeal.
If confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments—comprised of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the district’s senior presiding justice, Arthur Gilbert—she will replace Justice Fred Woods, who retired March 31, 2015.
Feuer, 58, is the wife of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. She was appointed to the trial bench on July 27, 2005, by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
At the time of that appointment, Feuer was a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she worked from 1993-2005. She was a deputy attorney general from 1987-1993 and an associate at O’Donnell and Gordon from 1985-87.
Her law degree is from Harvard.
Appointed Friday to the Sixth District Court of Appeal was Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Allison M. Danner, 47. She has been a judge since 2012. She was an Assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California from 2007-12, taking a leave to serve as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009-10.
Danner was a visiting law professor at Harvard Law School and UCLA in 2006 and a was professor at Vanderbilt Law School from 2001-07.
Her law degree is from Stanford.
The Commission on Judicial Appointments, in acting on Danner’s nomination, will consist of Cantil-Sakauye, Becerra, and Sixth District Presiding Justice Mary J. Greenwood.
Feuer and Danner are both Democrats.
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